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July 17, 2018 2:58 PM Alvvays, Daniel Caesar among Polaris Music Prize short list contenders

A number of Indigenous artists are represented among the short list. Newcomer Jeremy Dutcher duets with recordings captured on the East Coast a century ago in the Wolastoqey language, and rappers the Snotty Nose Rez Kids level honest takes on racism in Canada. Projects by Quebecois artists Jean-Michel Blais, Hubert Lenoir and Pierre Kwenders are also among 6

July 10, 2018 6:58 PM Do some nations plain dislike children?

My joy at the rescue of 12 young boys and their football coach in northern Thailand was mountain-high, valley-deep, and river ... that’s enough Tina Turner triumphalism, we get it, you and the planet were thrilled. It was an unadulterated good thing. Meanwhile, the snatching of small children from their asylum-seeking parents at the U.S. border is a continuing 6

July 9, 2018 6:07 PM Ford government moving forward with Indigenous lesson plan despite austerity push

New Democrat MPP Peggy Sattler (London West) worried that the Tories are up to something. “Doug Ford needs to come clean with families, teachers, educators and students about what’s going on here,” said Sattler. “The curriculum in Ontario’s public schools is outdated, and we simply have to do better for our children,” the NDP member said. “If it’s true that Ford has scrapped 10

June 20, 2018 5:10 PM National Film Board funds 35 Indigenous-led projects; says more work to be done

Backing Indigenous-led projects, launch of Indigenous cinema screening site among highlights The National Film Board of Canada says it has made gains towards fostering Indigenous talent, but there's more work to be done. The board says it backed 35 Indigenous-directed projects, representing 10 per cent of overall production spending, in the first year of its Indigenous 57

June 18, 2018 8:47 PM Alberta government staffers to take day course on Indigenous history and culture

EDMONTON—Alberta is launching a three-year program to help all government staffers better understand Indigenous culture and history. The province’s 27,000 employees will each take in a six-hour session that includes talks with elders, along with films and group exercises. The direct cost of the project is $2.7 million and will begin with employees from the Children’s 9

June 18, 2018 6:29 PM The best Group of Seven work you’ve never seen — and it’s not a landscape

In hindsight, its single-mindedness produced damning exclusions, namely of Indigenous people inhabiting those disappearing wilds. This image, on view at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s “Director’s Cut” exhibition, is another of those things: A snippet of Canadian social and cultural history relegated to the margins while narrow myth-building 12

June 17, 2018 9:00 AM Former Cree leader testifies at public inquiry about racist treatment at Val-d'Or hospital

William Mianscum says there's a pressing need to educate health care workers about Indigenous realities A former Cree leader says he experienced racism at a northern Quebec hospital and that health care workers should be educated about the Indigenous patients they serve. William Mianscum, a former chair of the Cree School Board and past chief of the James 20

June 15, 2018 2:36 AM Shree Paradkar awarded 2018-2019 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy

Shree Paradkar, the Toronto Star’s race and gender columnist, is the winner of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy for 2018 to 2019. Paradkar will investigate the failure of the Canadian public education system to provide equitable outcomes for racialized and Indigenous students. “I feel honoured, of course, but I also feel also a rush of gratitude 13

June 15, 2018 2:29 AM Alberta Indigenous community welcomes first rainbow crosswalk to celebrate Pride Month

MASKWACIS, ALTA.—A rainbow crosswalk in an Indigenous community south of Edmonton might be the first one on a First Nation reserve in Canada. More than 15 volunteers painted the colourful crosswalk in front of the Samson Cree Nation administration building to celebrate Pride Month. Chief Vernon Saddleback said he wants the community to be a safe haven 12

June 14, 2018 5:35 PM Arcade Fire, Daniel Caesar, Gord Downie longlisted for Polaris Prize

Rising R&B singer Daniel Caesar's debut, the latest effort by Arcade Fire, and a posthumous work from Gord Downie are among the long-listed albums for the Polaris Music Prize. The juried award for best Canadian album of the year was narrowed down to 40 contenders who could qualify for the short list revealed next month. Among the projects named is Everything 29